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We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana POS near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Rachna Bhala, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 365
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rachna Bhala's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, urinary tract infection (UTI), and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bhala at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhala is a graduate of R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Nelly Arielle Heiman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18220 State Highway 249, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, S Pavilion; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelly Heiman is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. She attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Heiman's areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), contraception (birth control), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patients gave Dr. Heiman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Heiman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvin C.C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Goh include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Goh attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Goh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Niraj Sheth, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400 Mob3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mona Sheth practices family medicine in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Sheth's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sheth is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Erectile Dysfunction, Gallstones, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Wesley O Ekeruo, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Ekeruo's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ekeruo include kidney stones, male reproductive disorders, and incontinence. Dr. Ekeruo is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ekeruo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ekeruo attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders, vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Male Reproductive Disorders, Kidney Problems, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Yana Finkelshteyn, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400 Mob3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Yana Finkelshteyn sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Finkelshteyn studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and depression. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finkelshteyn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Biopsy, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Tehmina Sami, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tehmina Sami's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), diabetes, and pap test. Dr. Sami is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a broad and loosely defined term that encompasses several extremely different areas of medicine. Sexual health not only includes physical health related to the act of sex, but also emotional, mental, or identity issues that can interfere with healthy sexuality. Because this scope is so broad, a huge number of health care professionals can accurately say they work in the sexual health specialty. Some of the many varied conditions included in sexual health include intimacy disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence.

Sexual intimacy disorders are those that cause problems with the act of sexual intercourse, such as erectile dysfunction or vulvodynia. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, is extremely common. It affects fully half of men over 40 to some degree. It is treated with medications, devices, or surgery. Vulvodynia, burning pain in the vulva that can be made worse with sexal activity, has no known cause. It is treated with oral or topical medications.

Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are bacterial or viral infections that are contagious in the bodily fluids exchanged during sexual contact. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, help prevent the spread of STDs. HIV is a virus that can be caught from an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood. When the virus infects the body, it interferes with the immune system and causes the disease known as AIDS. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications can help people with AIDS live a long and healthy life. Herpes is also a virus found in sexual fluids, called HSV-2. It causes blisters that come and go on the genitals. There is no cure for herpes, but anti-virals can minimize outbreaks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacterial infections. They are extremely common and often have no symptoms. The most common signs of an infection are burning pain and discharge. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be treated with medications.

Reproductive health refers to both contraception and infertility treatment. Contraceptives prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Some, such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation, are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Others, such as spermicides, are less reliable. Popular contraceptives include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other side of reproductive health, infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of trying. It can be due to problems in either the man or the woman, and both genders are affected equally. In total, about 15% of the population suffer from infertility. Infertility treatments include medications and surgery.

Gay and transgender people are as healthy as anyone else, but they have a few specific health care needs that may sometimes fall under the sexual health umbrella. First, many LGBT people still face discrimination from healthcare providers, so providing supportive and appropriate care is an issue. Because of social attitudes surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, many gay and transgender people struggle with their identities. Rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide are all higher in this group. Providing mental health support and counseling to those in transition is critical. Finally, transgender patients who are undergoing gender affirmation require sensitive medical health care, including surgical and hormonal treatment.

Sexual violence can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity. It ranges from sexual harassment to touching to rape. It affects women more than men and is widespread: 1 in 4 women report being victims of sexual violence at the hands of a partner, and as many as 1 in 3 girls report their first sexual contact as being violent. Sexual violence has lasting physical and emotional consequences for victims, but educating both girls and boys can prevent violence. Care for those who have endured sexual violence includes counseling and mental health support, medical care, and legal support.

Humans are sexual creatures from the time we reach puberty through the rest of our lives. Sexuality is more than a reproductive requirement -- it is a form of expression and identity. Sexual health blends all these aspects of our experience together and helps us lead sexually fulfilling lives.